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Self-therapy or Self-help or Self-improvement

Self-therapy or self-help or self-improvement refers to self-guided improvement - economically, intellectually, or emotionally — most frequently with a substantial psychological or spiritualFrom the perspective of anthropologic and psychological phenomena, rituals have certain importance in processes of grief and mourning ... basis.

The basis for self-help is often self-reliance, publicly available information, or support groups where people with similar problems join together. From early exemplars in self-driven legal practice and home-spun advice, the connotations of the phrase have spread and often apply particularly to education, business, psychological or psychotherapeutic nostrums, purveyed through the popular genre of self-help books and through self-help personal-development movements.

Some critics have suggested that self-help books and programs offer “easy answers” to difficult personal problems. Commentators have criticised self-help books for containing pseudo-scientific assertions that tend to mislead the consumer, and many different authors have criticized self-help authors and claims. (Wikipedia)

In a therapeutic sense self–therapy may have a negative meaning. The term can also be used for patients willing to self-medicate their disorder.

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